The Mallee group of photographers meet for lunch today at the Ramsgate Hotel in Henley Beach, Adelaide to discuss the exhibition schedules of their lens-based photography work about the Mallee. The Mallee photography group is small --it consists of Eric Algra, Gilbert Roe and myself--- and it recently came together through our mutual interest in exploring the Mallee photographically.
None of us live in the Mallee, but each of us has developed a broad photographic interest in exploring the South Australian and the Victorian Mallee. For some of us, especially Eric, this interest goes back several years. What is interesting is that we approach the Mallee from diverse perspectives.
What we decided over a convivial pub lunch on a windy winter's day was to come together to put on a series of group exhibitions over a period of years as we gradually built up a body of work about this region of southern Australia. We decided to exhibit on a small scale in Adelaide in late 2016, then produce more work for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale in 2017, then doing extra work to exhibit in some regional towns in the Mallee--eg., in Mildura or Murray Bridge. This photography gallery in Mildura was mentioned, for instance, as was this one in Murray Bridge and this one in Horsham.